Pep Guardiola has revealed that his assistant coach Mikel Arteta who they share many similarities could be an able replacement when he leaves the managerial job at Manchester City.
The two were academy graduates at Barcelona but Arteta failed to break into the first team with his playing career taking him on a diverging route over Europe. Arteta joined City's staff in 2016 as first-team coach, rapidly becoming a trusted confidant to Guardiola and was linked with Arsenal after Wenger left.
Guardiola was asked if he saw Arteta as his replacement at City, "I’m pretty sure, yes. He will have success, yes. He decided to stay - thanks - but everyone decides what he'll do in the future. Sooner or later it’s going to happen.
"He's a young manager, he’s 37, 38, so he so young, he has experience already to handle big players and teams and when it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen."
Arteta and Guardiola did not really cross paths at Barcelona, but before they linked up at City they had a conversation about their footballing principles and ideologies.